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Document ID (ISN)101827
CIS number 03-561
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2599-0
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet INDG90 (rev.2)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Understanding ergonomics at work
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, rev. ed., Jan. 2003. 12p. Illus. 17 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract The purpose of this booklet on ergonomics at work is to attempt to reduce occupational accidents and diseases, and to improve productivity by adapting the task to the worker. Contents: definition of ergonomics; how ergonomics can improve occupational safety and health; workplace problems that can be solved by ergonomics (work at screens, manual handling, stress, work time schedules); identifying ergonomic problems; what to do when ergonomic problems are identified; case studies of ergonomic improvements (engine assembler, receptionist working at a screen).
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; workplace design; training material; plant safety and health organization; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) case study; assembly-line work; reception; work time schedules; safety guides; manual handling; man-computer interfaces; training manuals; stress factors; office work
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
OSH training